When the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was set up in 1964, its goal was to assist the fair integration of developing countries into the global economy.
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International coalition completes repatriation of over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped for nearly two years due to the COVID pandemic
Over 600 I-Kiribati seafarers have safely returned home, some after being stranded overseas for nearly two years
Just under 500 seafarers remain sheltered awaiting evacuation onboard 109 ships at Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, down from 2,000 six weeks ago.
The Maritime Just Transition Task Force founded by the International Chamber of Shipping, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the UN Global Compact has announced that the Singapore Maritime Foundation has become its first public programme partner
The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation signs on four new partners during Singapore Maritime Week
the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), set up on 1 August 2021 to help the maritime industry eliminate its GHG emissions as quickly as possible, has signed on 4 new partners during Singapore Maritime Week 2022
Seafarers International Relief Fund launches urgent Ukraine crisis appeal to support seafarers and their families
The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) has launched a new appeal to the maritime industry to support seafarers and their families impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.
Shipping industry puts forward ‘fair and equitable’ R&D funding proposals to help decarbonise shipping in developing countries
Latest proposals for US$5bn R&D fund seek to further increase support for developing countries
Supply chain issues will be compounded by lack of Ukrainian and Russian seafarers, says global body representing international shipping
Russian and Ukrainians who make up 14.5% of global shipping workforce are struggling to leave and join ships, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
ICS launches online Charter to drive diversity and inclusion in shipping on International Women’s Day
International Chamber of Shipping launches Maritime Diversity and Inclusion Charter as an online tool for shipping companies to improve work practices and policies.
ICS urges governments to act after UN report highlights countries denying seafarers urgent medical care
Numerous countries committing overreach with ‘force majeure’ arguments to deny workers’ rights, UN’s labour watchdog says.